What’s Happening


Now Accepting Applications!

The physical environment in which we live and work has a great effect on us.  A community that is more appealing to the eye gives its citizens a greater sense of place and welcomes visitors, and for a city’s downtown and higher traffic areas, one of the strongest determinants of the character and quality is its building frontages.

Northern Development Initiative Trust in partnership with Community Futures Peace Liard, Dawson Creek Chamber of Commerce and the City of Dawson Creek are pleased to provide this program to give monetary assistance as an incentive to building/business owners, to improve the character and physical appearance of their buildings.  The program guidelines are intended to set a quality standard for the types of improvements, and act as a guide to review applications by the Project Review Committee (PRC).

Click on the link to download the Program Guidelines and Application:

Dawson Creek Façade Improvement Program Guidelines

Dawson Creek Facade Improvement Program Application



Northeast Regional Community Foundation – Now Accepting Grant Applications

Our mission is to build stronger communities by enhancing the philanthropic leadership of your community’s foundation, that’s why we’re happy to announce that the Northeast Regional Community Foundation will be granting a maximum $1,000.00 to registered charities based in Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Taylor, Hudson’s Hope and Pouce Coupe.

If your organization want to see your community grow to become more of a powerful force for societal change or  you are interested in finding ways to make your community a more vital place to live, work and play, then please call or email to get more information

*Grants are made only to organizations recognized by the Canada Customs and Revenue Agency as registered charities.  Applicants must demonstrate fiscal responsibility and have a committed volunteer board.  Organizations must be based in Peace Liard region or projects must benefit the residents of the Peace Liard region.

Northeast Regional Community Foundation Grant Application

Northeast Regional Community Foundation Grant Application

(Both links are fillable templates – completed applications and other required documentation can be emailed to Joanna Phinney at jphinney@communityfutures.biz .)

Deadline for application is May 31, 2018.



Applications for Junior Dragon’s Den will be available in September 2018.

For more information and sponsorship opportunities please contact:

Contact: Sue Kenny, CFDC Peace Liard p 1 877 296 5888 c 250 219 4285 e skenny@communityfutures.biz

Junior Dragons Den visit- http://www.juniordragonsden.com FB – Junior Dragons Den on FB

*Junior Dragons’ Den is a partnership between CFDC offices in: Greater Trail, Central Kootenay, Boundary, Revelstoke, East Kootenay, Peace Liard, CFBC, and CFDC Entrepreneurs with Disabilities Program. Community Futures fosters local entrepreneurs through all phases of business from the pre-start-up phase to the expansion of an existing business. We offer entrepreneurial programs and training, business counselling, loan programs and a business library of resource material to people interested in expanding or starting a business. We also promote, co-ordinate and implement a wide variety of community economic development initiatives within the region.

Performance Results to Date

Community Futures is a program that supports community economic development and builds the capacity of communities to realize their full sustainable potential.  The purpose of the CF Program is to help communities develop and implement local solutions to local problems.

Here are some results from our projects and loans that we reported to our funder, Western Economic Diversification Canada:

CF Performance Reporting 2016 – 2017

CF Performance Reporting 2015 – 2016

Northern BC Magazine

Download the CF Magazine 2016 and see how Community Futures helps entrepreneurs throughout Northern British Columbia!

BizShift Loans

Self Employment Program

Partnerships & Opportunities

Business Planning Workbook